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Cisco-Maharashtra digital partnership to touch Pune, Nagpur and Dharavi
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Cisco-Maharashtra digital partnership to touch Pune, Nagpur and Dharavi
Cisco-Maharashtra digital partnership to touch Pune, Nagpur and Dharavi
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Samsung equips 373 Navodaya Schools with smart classrooms
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  Cisco-Maharashtra digital partnership to touch Pune, Nagpur and Dharavi
Launches   Make in India manufacturing operations in Pune Mumbai, October 22 2016: The world's largest maker of networking equipment --Cisco -- has  partnered with the state government of Maharashtra to  launch a series of initiatives in smart city and Digital India spheres. ....
New LYF phone has soome cool tools
Mumbai October 21 2016: Reliance Retail has launched  another handset in its LYF Smartphone  plus range  --LYF F1. From introducing VoLTE in smartphones across all price segments to offering advanced features, such as dual camera, smart gestures and voice command controls, LYF continues to spearhead the transition in smartphone technology. ....
Samsung equips 373 Navodaya Schools with smart classrooms
October 20 2016: Since 2013, Samsung the Korea-based electronics products leader and maker of the largest selling mobile phone in India,  has  been running a  Smart Class  programme at 373 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools run by Government of India's Ministry of Human Resource Development. ...
Now book cabs directly from Google Search box
Bangalore, October 19 2016: Google  has made cab commuting even easier, letting you book your Ola or Uber directly from  Google Search. ...
Data Science, now a hot subject for tech professionals
Full time or part time, in house or at home -- Indian techies have a choice of courses and certification in Data Science and  Business Analytics Bangalore, October 18 2016: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google points out:  There were 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization  till 3003. ...

Education and e-learning
NEC launches Japanese language classes inDelhi, aiming at techies
New Delhi,  September 20 , 2016:  NEC Technologies India (NTI)  has opened the NEC Japanese Language Academy (NJLA) as a skill-building partner for Japanese language and intercultural training. NTI aims to bring in its in-house excellence and expertise of over a decade to cultivate Japanese language skills and fulfill growing business needs between Japan and India, further aid in mutual economic growth and contribute to ‘Skill India’. ....
NI expands its educational suite, ELVIS with RIO control module
Bangalore,September 20, 2016: National Instruments has the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) RIO Control Module, the newest addition to the powerful NI ELVIS product family. The NI ELVIS RIO Control Module adds an industry-leading, real-time embedded processor and FPGA architecture to instrumentation powering NI’s most complete hands-on learning solution for power systems, machine control, hardware in the loop and mechatronics design. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Wego app trawls 400,000 hotels
Singapore, September 2 2016: Leading  Asia Pacific travel metasearch site, Wego  has launched an app that helps you search from hundreds of travel sites for hotel and airfares instantly in one app for free. It helps you save time, pay less and travel more with over 400,000 hotels and hundreds of low-cost and full service online airfares. ....
HolidayIQ app enhanced with GPS & geofencing technology
 Bangalore, September 2 2016:HolidayIQ is the first travel player to deploy  Geospatial fencing and GPS in its holiday and hotel ap. in India. The app uses the GPS system in your phone to give you a spontaneous flow of information during your vacation so that you are never lost in a new place. ....

Medical Electronics Summit brings together all stakeholders in wellness technology
Mumbai September 23 2016: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched the first edition of the Medical Electronics Innovation Summit 2016 at IIT Powai, yesterday,  attended by medical directors, key decision makers, medical information officers, technology specialists, researchers etc from the healthcare sector. ....
All in one healthcare platform launched by Kolkata-based Qyura
Bangalore, September 22, 2016:  In a span of 60 days, e-healthcare platform, Qyura has partnered with  over 2000 medical service providers, including  names like SRL, Manipal Hospital, Apollo Spectra Hospitals amongst others. The Oyura app is active inKolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore. ....
Healthband comes with trainer
The GOQii 2 brings health care services  with a single touch| September 11 2016: GOQii, a fitness wearable by an Indian start-up has been around for some time with its offering of a virtual personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals. ...

Product Pulse
Vivo V55L is a value package
The Y55L offers a good mix of features at a reasonable price Bangalore, October 11 2016: The two things trending in the smart-phone market these days are design and camera. More often than not, they combine to create a  selfie camera. Vivo has joined the trend, by combining these two features in its new   handset, Y55L, an upgraded version of the VIVO Y51L. ....
Goqii health band is India's no 1. wearable
The recently upgraded GOQII fitness tracker  comes with a  personal coach Bangalore, September 10 20q16: While most of these fitness bands allow you to track your activities, GOQII not just tracks your activities but also provides a fitness program with a personalized coach to guide you. ....
RDP ThinBook: Lightweight Wintel machine
The RDP ThinBook is both lightweight and generously sized Bangalore, September 4 2016: I must start with a confession: I don't care much for the virtual on-screen keyboards that come with tablets and mobile phones. ...

IT's for you
  Grocery app Goodbox, connect other businesses as well in Bangalore
Bangalore, September 27 2016: Goodbox is a  grocery shopping app for Bangalore that has many local grocery stores & supermarkets online that you can buy from directly. You can buy your groceries online by going through over 10,000 grocery items in the MRP checker. ....
IBM & Amdocs will share digital solutions at CEM Telecoms Summit
Singapore, September 22, 2016: Top digital solutions providers, IBM & Amdocs will be sharing innovative digital solutions for telecoms operators to deliver excellent services to their consumer and enterprise customers at Customer Experience Management (CEM) in Telecoms World Summit 2016 which will be held  on Octobe 20 and 21 in Singapore. ....
Epson launches lampless laser projectors
Bangalore, September 20 2016:  Epson, the No.1 projector brand,  has launched its new EB-L1000 series projector based on laser source. ...
Cyber Security Exchange Asia event to feature key regional experts
September 10 2016: The Cyber Security Exchange Asia 2016 conference is scheduled to  take place on the November27-29,  2016 in Phuket, Thailand. ...
3M launches 65 inch touch screens
Bangalore, August 25, 2016: 3M has launched  65-inch Multi-Touch Projected Capacitive (PCAP) with a modern, smartphone-like design ideal for a broad range of commercial applications. ...

IT people
  Suman Narayan to head Semiconductor business at Cyient
October  19 2016: Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, networks and operations services and analytics solutions has appointed Suman Narayan as the Senior. Vice President and Head for the Semiconductor Business Unit. Most recently at ON Semiconductor, Mr. ....
Parul Batra to head corpcomm at Snapdeal
New Delhi,  October 12  2016: Parul Batra,  formerly with Google is to be Vice President,  corporate comunications,   at leading Indian online marketplace, Snapdeal. Pa​rul will anchor the public relations mandate for the company, helping drive the company into its next phase of deeper connect with users. ....
Sachin Batra to head ZTE marketing in india
Bangalore, October 6 2016: ZTE, the leading global mobile device maker, has appointed Mr. Sachin Batra as the Chief Marketing Officer of ZTE India. ...

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Why the Vast Majority of Women in India Will Never Own a Smartphone
Technology, promoted as a social equalizer, is having the opposite effect in one of the world’s largest markets......Air conditioners, washing machines, cable television. Balbir, a retired cook, has embraced them all. But there is one innovation that isn’t welcome in his home: the smartphone.Mr. Balbir, who goes by one name, can afford one. They sell for less than $50 in India these days. But he fears the freedom that comes with them could lead his daughters astray.  Wall St. Journal October 13 2016

Spectrum auction: If you thought telcos were restrained, think again
Results of the recenty-conclude spectrum auction show that telecom firms like Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, and now Reliance Jio, continue to spend vast resources in buying spectrum. ...India’s wireless services industry has acquired quite a reputation for unrestrained bidding in spectrum auctions. Even though spectrum in the 700 (megahertz) MHz band was ridiculously priced, there were fears that someone might take the government’s bait. The fact that 700MHz spectrum was left untouched has understandably led to a sigh of relief.....Live MINT October 10 2016

When the world is jittery over Brexit, India has reasons to smile; here’s why
The jolt from the Brexit verdict to global financial markets has been near catastrophic, with stocks and currencies bleeding and bonds going into a tailspin. But believe it or not, if you can afford to survive this knee-jerk response of the market with a little bit of patience, still better if you can use these hours of fear and anxiety to position yourself, better things are in store. ECONOMIC TIMES June 25 2016



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